Man Charged over Lawnmowing Fatality
Police have summoned a 72 year old man to answer one charge
of Reckless Driving Causing Death in relation to a fatal
lawnmowing accident in Hastings on 8 October 2013.
accident resulted in the death of a 4 year old boy.
man has been summoned to appear in the Hastings District
Court on 12 February 2014.
An application for name
suppression has been filed. As the matter is now before the
Court, Police will be making no further comment.
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>